lead carbonate

noun

: a carbonate of lead
especially : a poisonous basic salt Pb3(OH)2(CO3)2 used formerly as a white pigment

Examples of lead carbonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The solid was lead carbonate — confirming that the red lead ore did in fact contain lead. Stephanie Demarco, Discover Magazine, 18 May 2021 His wife said the preparation involved cooking linseed oil, lead carbonate and mastic varnish on the kitchen stovetop. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 30 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lead carbonate was in 1869

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“Lead carbonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20carbonate. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

lead carbonate

noun
: a carbonate of lead
especially : a poisonous basic salt Pb3(OH)2(CO3)2 that was formerly used as a white pigment in paints, that was a common cause of painter's colic, and that may cause lead poisoning especially in children who come in contact with or ingest paint from older surfaces which contain it

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